Tagged Jacob Dinezon

This Yiddish romance novel was a smash hit in 1877. It was just translated into English for the first time.

Jacob Dinezon's dramatic Yiddish romance novel "The Dark Young Man" was a surprise success in 1877. (Courtesy of the Jewish Storyteller Press)

BOSTON (JTA) — Hot off the Jewish press in Vilna in 1877, a dramatic Yiddish romance novel became a surprising success, selling out its first 10,000 copies in Jewish communities across Poland and Russia. It’s not hard to see why. Set in the mid-19th century in the outskirts of… Read more »